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Refrig 4 yrs old ,freezer fine but cool section even when cranked up all the way isn't very cold

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  • osburnwilly Sep 23, 2009

    where would I find this flap

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You may need to check the flap that controls the air flow between the fridge and freezer. Sometimes it can get stuck in one direction. Also the mechanism that controls the flap can go faulty. You can check power to the module with an ohm or volt meter.
A bad thermostat or temp timer can cause unit not to cool.

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Sep 23, 2009

    In the vent between freezer and fridge

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